Why Choose SLP Schools?

There are so many reasons to be #SLPPantherProud!

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Across Spring Lake Park Schools and across grade levels, among friends and seat mates, in the midst of assignments and instructions and collaboration and conversations, there have been sightings of joy. Joy has been spotted at recess, in the lunchroom, during morning meeting time, in hallway exchanges between students and staff and even during math class.

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    Read what makes our students, staff and families #SLPPantherProud

    Student

    "I’m proud to be a Panther because of all the opportunities the school offers. Because of the Pathway programs, I was able to find my passion for medicine. Not to mention all the great staff that have helped me accomplish my academic goals and pushed me to be a better person/student." Betiel Teklemariam, Class of 2023

     

    Staff

    “Across SLP, everyone in the community is welcomed. I feel pride in sharing my culture and language here. Each person symbolizes a unique piece of the puzzle that makes our community whole.” Kenia Alfaro, Office Paraprofessional

    Parent

    “Lighthouse is a place that redefined what public school and learning looked like to us as parents; a place for students with unique qualities and challenges can come to grow and learn and decide who they want to be in this world.” - Jessica Wallerstedt, Lighthouse parent

     

    Student

    Student Anthony Philavanh fostered a natural interest in technology through pathways classes at Spring Lake Park High School. "I think the technology pathway is so broad. There are so many different things that you could use it for. Cyber security...IT...software engineering. It all ties into computer science because you have to understand the principles of how each thing works. No matter what major I might choose in college, it all ties together." Anthony Philavanh, junior

     

    Staff

    "I am #SLPPantherProud when I see the sense of community, wealth of support and passion from all the staff. They show their dedication to education daily and it motivates me.” Hoang Truong, Speech Language Pathologist

     

    Parent

    "It’s just an exciting place to learn and grow and be connected"- Heidi Ferris, parent

     

    Student

    "I am SLP Panther Proud because of the amazing teachers who helped me on my academic journey and the opportunities given to students to customize their high school experience." Maria Horst, Class of 2023

    Staff

    "To have a strong sense of community, that community needs to be filled with individuals with great character. I’ve always been proud to say I’m a teacher and a coach at SLP, because I know what stands behind it.” Andy Stephenson, Social Studies and Football Coach

    Parent

    "Teachers have a great awareness of each student and how they learn. They will challenge students at every turn. Challenge them to learn and challenge them to think." - Michael Dempsey, parent

     

    Student

    "I am SLP Panther Proud because this school has given me amazing opportunities. At SLP, I've been able to start my own club (Women for Change), and create a community around me, as well as help others by sharing my experiences." Ridwaan Osman, SLPHS junior

    Staff

    I am #SLPPantherProud to work alongside people that I consider family. It’s beyond amazing that we are able to come together, care for each child and help all students succeed.” Caridad Ott, Nutrition Services 

    Student

    "I am proud to represent Spring Lake Park High School. The school's mission and values have influenced me to seek opportunities to engage and contribute." Ethan Vue, SLPHS junior

    Meet Our Staff

    Building Confident Learners by Katrina Davis

    Offering Voice and Choice by Karen Kutz

    The Value of Each Individual by Sarah Gatlin

    Partnering Through Transition by Caleb Luecke

    The Advantage of Learning Culture by Kyle Lawton

    Practical Learning by Jeanette Delgado

    Growth through Bilingualism by Ruth Peña Cruz

    Creating Global Citizens by Doris Chaves Rodriguez

    A Love for Learning by Matt Proulx

    Don't Stop Until You're Proud by Justine Hryhorysak

    Bringing Yourself by Tamara Pickens

    SLP School Nurses: They've Got Our Back

    Personalized Learning Through Technology by Celeste Norlander

    A Passion for College Readiness by Janelle Todd

    The Gift of English Learners by Christy Dietz

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